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Huawei released an IDC white paper titled  Insights from IT Decision Makers: Commissioned POLAN to Pioneer Corporate Campus Transformation .

According to the white paper, IT decision makers are rethinking their campus network strategies as digital transformation accelerates in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to conventional solutions, the passive optical LAN (POLAN) solution offers advantages in terms of bandwidth, operation and maintenance, power consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO). In the next five years, the use of POLAN will be widespread in various industries and form a solid basis for redesigning corporate services.

The results of the white paper are based on a web survey of IT decision makers in 318 large and medium-sized companies in selected countries across multiple industries including education, government, healthcare, transportation and real estate. The personalized survey was commissioned by Huawei and designed, carried out and analyzed by IDC. It provides a detailed strategy reference and guidelines for building corporate campus networks in the digital age.

According to the white paper, the company’s preferred campus network solution must have a simplified network structure, easy management, low cost, and flexible capacity expansion to meet future needs.

In addition, the white paper identifies the following five reasons why POLAN will be a widespread campus network solution in the context of digital transformation.

Meet future bandwidth requirements
In the near future, the number of HD videos and IoT applications will increase exponentially and thus the bandwidth requirements will steadily increase. Compared to copper cables, fiber optic cables offer higher bandwidth and capacity and support bandwidth upgrades without any rewiring. For example, the Dubai Creek Harbor district implemented the POLAN solution to run the hotel’s IoT and video services based on 10G PON technology and thus meet the requirements forecast for the next 10 years. Technology and bandwidth can be upgraded without changing transmission media, protecting the customer’s investment.

Delivering a Premium Networking Experience
Compared to conventional copper cables, fiber optics have low latency, high reliability and anti-electromagnetic interference. This enables fiber optic cables to meet the requirements of new campus applications such as video conferencing, security monitoring, AR / VR interaction and IoT. A national bank used the POLAN solution in their office building to modernize their office network and to run all services including office cabling, improved digital wireless communication, wireless AP backhaul and IoT access.

Improve the operational and maintenance efficiency of the network by up to 60%
Compared to conventional campus network solutions, the POLAN solution has a simpler architecture. Only OLTs have to be managed. The terminals support plug-and-play and faulty terminals can be exchanged directly, which significantly reduces the operating and maintenance burden. In addition, passive distributors replace a large number of active aggregation devices, which reduces the risk of errors. Fudan University has adopted the POLAN solution as part of their efforts to build an intelligent campus with a simplified architecture and minimal wiring. The solution simplifies fault location and capacity expansion and lowers operating and maintenance costs.

30% less power consumption for a greener world
The POLAN solution reconstructs the campus network from a multi-layer to a two-layer structure. As the network structure is flattened, fewer IT technical rooms are required and the power consumption of the devices and the ventilation of the technical rooms are effectively reduced by 30%. A famous hotel in Yunnan, China , has adopted the POLAN solution for this purpose and has thus revolutionized its network infrastructure. With long-distance transmission and multi-service storage, the network supports WiFi, voice, HD television and intelligent hot spring control, saving hundreds of technical rooms. Annual electricity consumption is reduced by 100,000 kWh, which means 47.5 tons less carbon emissions or 2,065 more trees planted.

Reduction of the investment costs for network expansion by 20%
Not only can fiber optic perform better, it has obvious physical advantages in terms of size, weight, and capacity expandability. According to an IDC survey, customers agree that POLAN can be used and operated more easily and efficiently, and that investment costs can be reduced by around 20%.

Rohit Mehra , IDC Vice President, said, “As more data collection and analysis tasks become marginalized, campus networks are becoming a solid foundation for enterprise service innovation. More and more companies will be benevolent towards POLAN’s solutions in order to use the latest technologies for an improved user experience, increase service revenues and accelerate digitization. ”

Jinhui Wang , President of Marketing Execution, Huawei Transmission & Access, said, “The results of this in-depth survey accurately reflect the expectations that corporate IT decision makers have in building campus networks. We believe that the POLAN solution will be rapidly rolled out in many industries including education, hospitality and transportation over the next few years. Huawei will
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